Monday, March 30, 2015

Remember Pride and Predjudice by Jane Austen? Tomorrow night (Tues., March 31) we will watch the movie Death Comes to Pemberly; an adaptation of a book written as a continuation of the story. Since our book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn has some Irish heritage, and since we are celebrating Easter time, let's bring food on an Irish or Easter theme. See you @ Lorraine's movie room @ 6!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Discussion

Hey Gals,

Our book discussion for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn will be held Tuesday March 31st. We will have it at Lorraine's home starting at 6:00 pm. 
Bring some yummy food to share.
We won't be watching the movie for the book after the discussion but the movie can be borrowed if you would like to watch it.
See you there.


How well do you know your literature?

Busy Gals,

We have read quite a few books over the years. Many of you are serious readers inside and outside of this book group. So, as well read as you are if you haven't gone to Deseret News recently you might find something of interest that will test your literary knowledge. Plus, it might give many of you ideas on classic books you would like to read for future selections.  We could do this with the books we have read already read too (we could save that when we reach 50, 75 and 100). I like to put the pictures with the authors to test how well I could recognize their faces too.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Movie/documentary screening TOMORROW, Sunday, March 15 at the MonDak. Let's go! 2 PM 6 Brothers Film Screening March 15, 2015 2:00 PM at the MonDak Heritage Center Free to the Public
The MonDak Heritage Center will host a screening of 6 Brothers, a story of hope, loss and perseverance on the Northern Plains on Sunday, March 15 at 2pm. The screening is free and open to the public. 6 Brothers is an hour-long, Emmy-nominated documentary by McKenzie County native Daniel Stenberg. It focuses on the experiences of his grandfather’s family as homesteaders in McKenzie County. Weaving together interviews, archival footage, and letters, the film shows how this ordinary family survived the Great Depression, became deeply involved in World War II, and experienced many other joys and challenges of life during one of America’s most intriguing time periods. Further, it touches on how their lives and experiences have helped to shape future generations. 6 Brothers has been screened at five college campuses throughout North and South Dakota, the North Dakota Heritage Center and shown on Prairie Public Television. At this screening Daniel Stenberg will be in attendance to give background about the film, answer questions, and display some of the material (e.g. old letters, country school memorabilia, military records and farm documents) that helped in his research for the film.